Prevpac nearly killed me
dominique

Oakland, CA

#185 Aug 22, 2011
this medication is the WORST!!!!! i am on day 14 and i feel like (excuse my language) SHIT!!!! im having everything from low grade fevers to nausea, back pain, fatigue, pelvic pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, feeling faint and weak, diarrhea, constipation, and constant feeling of hunger pains. i called poison control because of this and they recommended pedialite and greek yogurt and it helped a little but i still feel awful i CANNOT WAIT to be done with this bullshit and it better be worth it!!!!!!!!!!
rgill

Houston, TX

#186 Aug 26, 2011
This is my 1st day on this I am experiencing nausea & I cannot sleep. My mouth is dry & I have a bad test in my mouth. After reading all of the post I am scared to continue. Any suggestions!
John

Corona, NY

#187 Aug 28, 2011
what would be a equivalent or natural alternative to prevpac?
edd

Pacoima, CA

#188 Aug 28, 2011
To us that suffered
I went to the doctor, for some type of lump underneath my arm. He said it was a ingrown hair, so he gave me antibiotic, named Sulfamethoxazole/tmp ds. I took it and about a week, for some unknown reason I started throwing up in the mornings and through the day my stomach did not feel right, So about a week I went to see the doctor and I told him what happened. He said that I have acid reflux and Gastritis, I told him how can that be I was healthy when I came in, so the Sulfa. Antibiotic did it, so he gave me Nexium, I ended up in the ER, because I could not stop vomiting. So I took it for about a week and it didnít help me, I was till throwing up. Back to the doctor, he didnít know what was wrong we me, but he said take two a day on the Nexium. I told him why is he still giving me more nexium went its not working. I told him to give me Aciphex, so he gave me a sample and I had to deal with my insurance and that is a whole other story. Before I left the doctor I told him to check for the H. pylori. Bacteria and he said oh right, right I was going to do that, ya right. Well I took the aciphex for two days and it worked, the doctor called me back on the second day and said I am positive on the H. pylori., so he was go to put me on a 14 day prevpac to kill the bacteria. It worked, put on the eighth day in I started to vomit in the mornings and throw out the 14 days this prevpac was killing me, the taste is so bad, bad is not the right word for that taste and you canít sleep your mouth is dry, you feel anxiety and weak and thatís not all the side effect. Well after all this here is something to help you read it and you will under stand about Gastritis and Acid Reflux it is called Healthy Stomach in 5 days by Rick Oezhalp it help me, if I had this book, I wouldnít of gone thought with this prevpac. Hope this book helps you. Itís a healthy natural way.
Price Velveeta

Glens Falls, NY

#189 Aug 29, 2011
I just started on it today. I had it back in 2000.
I had a blood test after I just went to the ER last week because I have been caughing up blood. I had no signs of anything in my chest. So, my NP suspected it may have been coming from my stomach.
Has anyone had any blood?
edd

Whittier, CA

#190 Aug 29, 2011
John wrote:
what would be a equivalent or natural alternative to prevpac?
Healthy Stomach in 5 days book by Rick Oezhalp. www.BanishAcidReflux.com
Linda

Puckett, MS

#191 Sep 18, 2011
I am on day six of Prevpac. I was doing fine until now. I have a low grade fever and body aches and chills. I want to stop taking the medicine but my daughter encouraged me to continue so that it can wipe out the H. Pylori. I encourage all of you to pray and I know the Lord will lead you in what you should do. I am praying that Jesus will get me through this and completely heal me and all of you from this. God Bless and keep all of you!
anonymous

Monroe, LA

#192 Sep 20, 2011
Oleg wrote:
DO NOT TAKE PREVPAC. It is for your own good. I took one course of this garbage and right now looking for a good lawyer. There were no side effects while taking it but after two weeks passed I started having pain in my lower back and pelvis area. It is being more than a year, I took many different probiotics, went through many tests to determine the cause of the pain(with no success). My vitamin B is decreasing which means the digestion system does not work properly. I have never had any problems before taking prevpac. Kathy, do you still experience problems? This can be class auction suit against this pharmacist. I am thinking of including my "doctor" into it.
Going against the Pharmacist is dumb... They dispensed the product as directed by the doctor. The Pharmacist nor the Doctor are responsible for your side effects. That is just the way that your body responded to the medicine. Your Doctor should have considered all aspects of your health conditions before prescribing any medication. And the Pharmacist checks for any known interactions with other medications (Note- pharmacists only know about the medications that you get filled at that specific pharmacy unless you have told them about any others you are taking; Example: If you're at Walgreens, they can't see your medication profile from Walmart).

If you initially had any doubts about the medication, you should have spoken to your doctor or pharmacist before taking the medication. Different people respond to the same medications in different ways.

I'm not trying to be mean, rude, etc. I just don't want you to look dumb. I hope you find a solution/remedy to your health concerns.
starg

United States

#193 Sep 21, 2011
I am done with my first week of the prevpac and I feel better than ever. The only complaint I hav is an antibiotic taste in my mouth. I felt sick for 2 years from h pylori and now I feel incredible!
marge wrote:
wow, after reading these posting I am so scared of taking this drug. I had my gastroscopy done last week, and as a result was prescribed to take Prevpac. After reading about this drug, I haven't come across any positive feedback. Very weird!. Antibiotic is supposed to treat bacteria for good, but people are saying it doesn't treat it, but instead people are developing new symptoms. What is the alternative to treating this bacteria?
Thank!
Pat

Belleville, NJ

#194 Oct 6, 2011
Only day 3 on Prevpac. I don't know how I'm going to do this for 14 days. No headaches, but I've got everything else. Do you really have to take this for 14 days? I saw an earlier post where they only give it for 7 or 10. I don't want to stop early if it means I've done this for nothing, but I'd sure love to be on Prevpac parole!
sls

Washington, DC

#195 Oct 14, 2011
I TOOK 2 DOSES OF PREVPAC AND THE BITTER TASTE I WOKE UP WITH IN MY MONTH. THE DIZZINESS, THE NAUSEA, JUST THE BAD FEELING IN MY STOMACH. I THINK THAT'S THE LAST DOSE I AM GOING TO TAKE. I REALLY NEED ANOTHER MEDS TO GET RID OF THIS DISEASE. HELP!
smudge1

Auckland, New Zealand

#196 Oct 14, 2011
I would think twice about stopping before finishing the whole course if at all possible.. having taken only some of the antibiotics it could make the pylori more resistant and harder to treat in the long run...
Helicobacter sucks

Brooklyn, NY

#197 Oct 14, 2011
i finished 14 days prevpac, the first few days i felt a little tired and headache but i was improving, my stomach was not hurting at all, but after 14 days my stomach started hurting again, im back where i started.Hope i feel better because this is so much pain and make sure you eat a lot when you take this medication, eat like 3 steaks a day, something crazy.
curlysue

Clemmons, NC

#198 Oct 23, 2011
I am sorry about all of your side effects, but I have only had a little of abdominal pain. This was it nothing more , a little tired at times but other than that its been fine! I have gotten advice from my doctor and he says it doesnt live on a toothbrush and that was the first he had heard of that. The only thing was the cost was outrageous!
Belizinit

United States

#199 Oct 23, 2011
Day 3 of the prevpac. Feeling fine. No side effects at all, other than the horrible taste I wake up with in the morning. Hoping this works. Had horrible ulcer, gastritis symptoms for a few years that I basically self diagnosed before testing + for H.pylori. Whatever little side effects may come along, it's got to be better than someday being diagnosed with stomach cancer!
Jill

Frazeysburg, OH

#200 Oct 23, 2011
Well day 2 of the prevpac and I must say I feel decent! No side effects just hungry all the time! so I've learned to pack a snack or two whenever I leave the house! I've taken alll these medications several times before separately though so my body is most likely used to them! I just don't like how much you have to take in one day thats the only downfall for me!
matt

Los Angeles, CA

#201 Oct 24, 2011
I'm on day 9 of the Prevpac and I woke up this covered in hives. It is ridiculous. This along with headaches, muscle cramps, and Confusion. This medication sucks and I'm debating whether or not to call the doctor..
GMN

Edgemont, PA

#202 Oct 24, 2011
matt wrote:
I'm on day 9 of the Prevpac and I woke up this covered in hives. It is ridiculous. This along with headaches, muscle cramps, and Confusion. This medication sucks and I'm debating whether or not to call the doctor..
I experienced the same thing on day 9.I broke out in Hives. My chest and back was red.My skin peeled.I raised hell.I took the Prevpac back in late April; early May.It took at least 6 months before my stomach got back to shape.I feel a lot better,"hang" in there.I reported my breakout to FDA online.
matt

Los Angeles, CA

#203 Oct 25, 2011
GMN wrote:
<quoted text>I experienced the same thing on day 9.I broke out in Hives. My chest and back was red.My skin peeled.I raised hell.I took the Prevpac back in late April; early May.It took at least 6 months before my stomach got back to shape.I feel a lot better,"hang" in there.I reported my breakout to FDA online.
Thank You for the info. I'm seeing the doctor today because the hives are a lot worse today (legs, arms, neck, inside my ears, hands bottom of my feet, ect...). Man this stuff if nasty.
matt

Los Angeles, CA

#204 Oct 25, 2011
If anyone on here has the symptoms I have, you need to see the doctor right away! I saw the doctor today and had to have 2 shots and the doctor was very concerned. Now I have to take just as much meds as the Prevpac to get it out of me. Tomorrow I have to go in and have an IV put in with some more crap. See your doctor!

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